Continuous Improvement Manager 8/21/2016

The Judge Group Frederick, MD

Company
The Judge Group
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
28906347
AJE Ref #
575953626
Location
Frederick, MD
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Judge Direct Placement is seeking a degreed Continuous Improvement Manager in Maryland! The qualified candidate will be responsible for the development and implementation of a long term strategic plan to involve all employees in the plant in the search of an environment that improves operations efficiency and lowers production costs.

_RESPONSIBILITIES: _

* Develop plant Continuous Improvement Implementation Strategy
* Manage Continuous Improvement assets to deliver year over year cost savings
* Facilitate kaizen events
* Apply Lean Six Sigma Tools to complete projects with savings in mind
* Facilitate and lead plant continuous improvement initiatives
* Lead plant projects and processes
* Ensure sustainability of improvements by creating control plans
* Enable, coach and guide effective teams to solve any problems that may arise and eliminate waste
* Assist all teams with goal-setting and tracking for all Continuous Improvement measures within the plant
* Choose and apply appropriate Continuous Improvement tools in a way that will improve production line efficiency, line capacity, and process reliability
* Create presentations and administer Continuous Improvement training for all manufacturing levels within the plant
* Participate in all relevant aspects of plant project initiatives and capital project initiatives
* Implement cost savings improvement projects
* Provide mentoring and technical expertise
* Implement Standard Work projects
* Collaborate with the plant IT Manager to utilize and manager the plant's system to effectively locate and prioritize improvement opportunities where applicable
* Implement corporate Continuous Improvement systems
* Develop, implement and manage standard work for all areas
* Establish, communicate and reinforce best practices agreed upon within the plant

_REQUIREMENTS:_

* Bachelor's degree in related field required
* Master degree in related field preferred
* 5+ years' experience in plant operations
* 3+ years' experience managing a CI team
* Continuous Improvement experience in a manufacturing environment
* Heavily prefer Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (Black Belt preferred but not required)
* Demonstrated capability in developing effective and efficient solutions to complex and diverse business problems
* Ability to guide and manage a team collectively while creating proactive solutions
* Ability to lead kaizen events and cross-functional teams
* Ability to complete cost savings projects
* Strong interpersonal, communication, analytical and problem solving skills
* Ability to work in matrix organization
* Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word skills
* Teach Continuous Improvement concepts
* Must be extremely results oriented

The Judge Group is a privately-owned, leading professional services firm, providing technology, talent and learning solutions to businesses around the globe. Judge's expertise is positioned at the crossroads of people and technology - two of the most important aspects of successful business today. Our solutions are successfully delivered through a workforce of 4,500+ professionals and an international network of more than 30 practice offices. The Judge Group prides itself on delivering services of exceptional quality and value while upholding our commitment to customer service.